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Fragrance Review: Amouage Interlude Woman

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Genre: Floral Oriental

Interlude Man strikes me as a cacophonous nightmare of a fragrance, but I’m happy to report that Interlude Woman is a much more successful and congenial composition. No shrieking horror of pseudo-sandalwood here, and no thunderous head shop patchouli. Instead, we get a novel, yet understated accord of nutmeats, frankincense, and white floral notes over a delicate opopanax, vanillic amber, and tonka foundation. Whereas the oudh reconstruction in Interlude Man is parsley on a pig, here, in much quieter guise, it serves to offset the sweetness of the amber and opopanax. The overall effect is elegant, refined, and serene – everything that its masculine counterpart is not. Take this scent, tone down the rose, put a little more leather in the foundation, add a touch more frankincense, and Amouage would have its ideal Interlude Man. As things stand, I’d much sooner wear this!

For more reviews of Interlude Woman, see the entry in the Basenotes Directory.

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Updated 29th July 2014 at 12:04 AM by Way Off Scenter

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